February 26, 2024

100 MILE HOUSE –  The Cariboo Regional District and the District of 100 Mile House have agreed to enter a partnership for the management and operation of the South Cariboo Recreation Centre. The centre is owned by the Regional District and has been managed by Canlan Sports since it was constructed to replace the Stan Halcro Arena in 2003. The management contract with Canlan was allowed to expire at the end of its current term on March 31, 2024.

A five-year management agreement for the South Cariboo Recreation Centre is under development and expected to be endorsed by the Regional District Board and the District of 100 Mile House Council in March. The agreement will detail the scope of services required as well as a target subsidy of taxation funding to be provided to the District to off set the actual cost of operating the facilities. Once the agreement is approved, the District of 100 Mile House will take a lead role in managing and operating the recreation centre on April 1, 2024.

“We recognize and express our sincere appreciation to Canlan and its local staff for their effort and performance of the past 20 years. This is an amazing facility and we continually hear positive comments from out-of-town  visitors how impressive it is,” said Margo Wagner, Co-chair of the South Cariboo Joint Committee. “The Regional District looks forward to working with the District of 100 Mile House to continue to provide this excellent asset and service for local recreation groups as well as events for visitors to our beautiful area.”

“The District of 100 Mile House is excited to enter into the management of the South Cariboo Recreation Center.  This facility is the hub of our community, being used for graduations, conventions, dances and concerts,” said Maureen Pinkney, Mayor of the District of 100 Mile House. “We currently manage Martin Exeter Hall, 100 Mile Community Hall, baseball and soccer fields and are looking forward to increased usage and diversity of events in the South Cariboo Recreation Centre”.

The recreation centre and property, which includes the arena, curling rink, agriplex and equestrian grounds, ball fields, walking trails and dog park provides important recreation facilities and activity programs for all south Cariboo residents. The arena also serves as the home rink for the KIJHL’s 100 Mile House Wranglers Junior “A” Hockey Club.

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